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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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03/15/2019

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

Yearbook adds for Seniors

Princeton Review SAT/PSAT Prep - Spring Class Registration is OPEN NOW!


UPCOMING EVENTS

March - Saturday School / Detention

8th Grade Parent Night


SCHOOL NEWS

Class of 2019 Information

Class of 2019 Graduation Information

Senior Class - Cap/Gown and Announcement Orders

School Safety

Interim Grade Reports

National Science Bowl Competition

AACC Dual Credit

Late to School and Class

Repeat-Free School


COLLEGE CORNER

College Testing Calendar

College Acceptances


CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

Math 7/8 happenings

7th grade Social Studies

6th grade Social Studies

Middle School Math Team Happenings


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

AgDiscovery 2019: Investing in the Future of American Agriculture (Internship)

STEAM CLUB


ATHLETICS / PAC

Please Read


MEDIA CENTER NEWS

Women's History Month

Overdue Books


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BREAKING NEWS
Yearbook adds for Seniors
Dear parents of CSP seniors If you are interested in having seniors add on CSP 2019 yearbook please fill out below (corrected form). We will contact you to let you know how to submit your add and pictures. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm#inbox/FMfcgxwBWKQxDfjBfCFJPTPkwxRDZBjt

Irfan Piskin
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Princeton Review SAT/PSAT Prep - Spring Class Registration is OPEN NOW!
Dear Parents and Students, Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and the prestigious Princeton Review announce a strategic educational partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students' test solving strategies, boost test-taking confidence scores, and ultimately increase scholarship dollars and acceptances rate to college and universities of choice! Preparing for May 4th and later SAT administrations This course includes: 3 proctored practice tests 19 additional practice tests 16 single-section tests 18 hours of instruction Review and practice books Personalized study plan tailored to you Schedule: Sat, Mar 16, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 1 Thu, Mar 21, 2019 3:15 PM – 6:15 PM EDT Thu, Mar 28, 2019 3:15 PM – 6:15 PM EDT Sat, Mar 30, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 2 Thu, Apr 4, 2019 3:15 PM – 6:15 PM EDT Thu, Apr 11, 2019 3:15 PM – 6:15 PM EDT Thu, Apr 25, 2019 3:15 PM – 6:15 PM EDT Sat, Apr 27, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 3 Thu, May 2, 2019 3:15 PM – 6:15 PM EDT *Classes will be held at Chesapeake Science Point Building Registration: https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/428435 Tuition: $719.20 (CLF students save 20% off $899 MSRP with code CLF20) (There may be a better promotion being offered nationwide, though, that you can use instead.)

Cihan Bicer CLF Student Activities Director
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UPCOMING EVENTS
March - Saturday School / Detention
Saturday School: March 23 Saturday Detention Dates: March 23 Tuesday Detention Dates: All after school detentions run from 3:00-4:00 pm March 19

Angie O'Brien
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8th Grade Parent Night
Dr Gonzalez will host an informational session for parents of current 8th graders to give an overview of the CSP high school program, and to answer any questions you may have regarding what high school is like at CSP. Please RSVP to dgonzalez@mycsp.org if you plan to attend so that we know how to set up the meeting. This informational session will be on April 24 from 7:00 to 8:00 in the evening.

Darryl Gonzalez
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SCHOOL NEWS
Class of 2019 Information
Parents, Please see the attached letter that went home with all seniors. Please keep in mind graduation tickets will go on sale April 23. Each student will receive 5 free tickets with the ability to purchase up to 7 additional tickets.
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Angie O'Brien
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Class of 2019 Graduation Information
The commencement ceremony for The Class of 2019 will take place on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Meade Senior High School. The ceremony will begin at 6:00pm. Chesapeake Science Point will be closed for all students on this day.

Angie O'Brien
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Senior Class - Cap/Gown and Announcement Orders
Parents of 12th grade students, Please remember all seniors wishing to participate in the graduation ceremony must wear a cap and gown. If you still need to place an order, please visit www.balfour.com

Angie O'Brien
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School Safety
Hello parents, guardians, and students, The safety of students and staff is very important to me and the administrative team. Entry into and exit from our schools are restricted using access control. Staff members wear photo identification badges. Parents and others coming into schools must check in at the front desk and receive temporary identification badges before proceeding. All adults who work with our students during and after school require background checks. Parents and visitors are not allowed to meet with teachers before or after school unless previous arrangements have been made with the teacher. Parents, when bringing your child to school, or when picking up your child from an after school activity, please do not go past the front desk and travel to the teacher's classroom. If you wish to meet or speak with a teacher during either of the aforementioned times, please make arrangements with the teacher. Effective March 18th, 2019, all students, who remain after school for any activity, will be dismissed from the gym lobby and picked up in the parking lot closet to the gym. This new procedure is being implemented as another layer of safety for students and teachers. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me. As always, I thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

Dwight Jefferson, Principal
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Interim Grade Reports
Parents/Guardians, Your child's interim grade report was distributed this week. Please help your child use this grade report as an indicator of how he/she is doing academically. If your child is doing well, take a moment to celebrate his/her successful habits. If he/she needs to make improvements, now is the time to help your child refocus on time management and study skill strategies. When students need academic assistance, they also have the options of meeting with teachers during their after school help days and taking advantage of Saturday School. Your child can also see me, Mrs. Shepherd, to go over academic strategies. You can help as well by assisting your child in setting a SMART goal for academic success. A SMART goal is: Specific: What do you want to accomplish? What are the requirements? What are the obstacles or constraints? Measurable: What will you measure? How will you know when you have met your goal? How will you know when the goal is accomplished? Achievable: Is your goal attainable? How can the goal be accomplished? What are the logical steps to take to achieve your goal? Realistic: Is the goal achievable within the limits of your knowledge and time? Do you have the necessary resources to accomplish this goal? Timely. How long will it take to accomplish this goal? When is the completion of this goal due? When am I going to work on this goal? A SMART goal is a great first step in achieving academic success. Have your child set small, achievable goals and be sure to celebrate successes along the way!

Mary Beth Shepherd -School Counselor
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National Science Bowl Competition
Saturday, March 2nd, ten Chesapeake Science Point students competed in the National Science Bowl. They enjoyed themselves and look forward to next year's competition.

Yasmin Beazer
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AACC Dual Credit
Any student who wishes to receive high school credit for any dual credit AACC class they have taken must present an official transcript from AACC to Dr Gonzalez. The Registrar’s Office at AACC can assist you with that.

Darryl Gonzalez
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Late to School and Class
We have begun using a new system to track students who are late to school and late to class. We will review the list periodically throughout each month, and on the first of each month, we will review the list from the previous month, and we will assign the following consequences. Late to class: for the first instance, we will give a verbal warning to the student. For the second instance, we will email the parent. For the third, we will assign the next Tuesday detention. If a student has five or more, we will assign the student a second Tuesday detention. Late to school: for the first instance, we will give a verbal warning to the student. For the second instance, we will email the parent. For the third, we will assign the next Saturday detention. If a student has five or more, we will assign the student the second Saturday detention in the next month. A couple notes about detention: Detention takes precedence over all other activities, and students must serve the detention on the date assigned to them. Students are allowed to re-schedule Detention one time for extenuating circumstances pre-approved by an administrator. If a student does not secure permission to re-schedule at least 24 hours before the start of their assigned time, the student needs to serve Detention at the time assigned to them. Failure to serve the Detention assigned will result in a one-day suspension from school for insubordination. Lawful reasons to be late to school are the same as the reasons to miss school, simply because that is what being late to school is. Those reason include death in the family, student illness, court appearance, hazardous weather, school-approved work, religious holiday, lack of authorized transportation and extenuating circumstances as determined by the Superintendent or his designee. Any absence, including absence for any portion of the day, for any reason other than those cited as lawful, shall be considered unlawful and may constitute truancy. If a student arrives to school late with a reason other than those mentioned, the student will receive an unexcused tardy. Thank you for your support in reinforcing the importance of being on time to school and to class.

Darryl Gonzalez
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Repeat-Free School
CSP continues to provide a rigorous and quality education to all students. It has always been our goal to improve upon past practices, find new ways to engage students and make learning something students enjoy. We also believe that high school students need to put forth that same effort in order to be become successful adults; therefore, CSP is Repeat Free. If a student receives an E in a required high school course, the class will have to be repeated in an alternate program such as summer school, evening school and twilight school. These programs are available for students to make up credits in courses that they were not successful in the first time; classes at CSP are for students taking them for original credit. If a student does not make up the failed class in one of these alternative programs, there is a chance that we will not be able to schedule the student for the classes required for graduation and the student will have to take classes at CSP for more than four years.

Darryl Gonzalez
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COLLEGE CORNER
College Testing Calendar
April 5 Registration Deadline for May 4 SAT April 13 ACT Test May 3 Registration Deadline for June 8 ACT May 3 Registration Deadline for June 1 SAT May 4 SAT Test June 8 June 1 SAT Test June 14 Registration Deadline for July 13 ACT July 13 ACT Test

Darryl Gonzalez
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College Acceptances
CSP Seniors have been working hard to gain admission to college in the fall. Here are the colleges that seniors have been accepted to so far. Seniors, please let me know where you have gotten in and bring in your letters! Arizona State University Central State University DePauw University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Frostburg State University Georgia Tech Hofstra University Indiana University of Pennsylvania University of Lynchburg Lynn University McDaniel College University of Maryland, Baltimore County University of Maryland, College Park University of Maryland, Eastern Shore University of Miami Mount St Mary's University University of Nebraska, Lincoln University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Pace University Purdue University Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Salisbury State University University of South Carolina Southern Illinois University Stevenson University Temple University Towson University University of Virginia

Darryl Gonzalez
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CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS
Math 7/8 happenings
Math 7/8 are now learning Geometry. Students enjoyed working in groups . They are collaborating, critiquing each other's ideas, reasoning abstractly and having fun while learning . Today they celebrated Pi day with pies which is related to what the class is learning. Next week , the class will start with Topic 9: Use Sampling to Draw Inferences about Populations. Please remind your child to bring a scientific calculator. Thank you.

Mrs. Valencia
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7th grade Social Studies
We are starting our Quarterly Assessments. Students will read text and support a claim. We have prepared for the content and reviewed key vocabulary in class. We will do great!

Janette Morandin
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6th grade Social Studies
We are starting our Quarterly Assessments. Students will read text and support a claim. They have prepared for the content and reviewed key vocabulary in class. We will do great!

Janette Morandin
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Middle School Math Team Happenings
February 13, 2019: CSP Middle School Math team competed in the Regional Mathcounts held at AACC and got third place . Jeffrey Huang, Maya Holloman, Shiyam Rupeshkumar and Rinnari Smail represented the official team. Other members participated were Menna Bakhit, Conrad Chang, Eric Choi, Abdu Mahgoub,Emmanuel Marshall, Kevin Nguyen, Oluwagbotemi Ogungbile, Oluwatise Olaniyan, Ayesaha Shareef and Bernadette Yance. Coaches David Kravets, Mrs. Merlina Bogador and Mrs. Imelda Valencia March 2, 2019 . Math team members Jeffrey Huang, Shiyam Rupeshkumar Maya Holloman, Emily Liu, Conrad Chang, Rinnari Smail, Aloya Babiker, Menna Bakhit, Ayesha Shareef and Bernadette Yance represented Chesapeake Science Point at the State Science Bowl held at Prince George’s Community College. The team did not won awards but was close to winning but lost in a tie breaking question. Mrs. Beazer and Mrs. Valencia served as coaches of the team. March 14, 2019. PI DAY. Members celebrated Pi day with pies and trying to memorize as many digits as possible. Understanding the concept of pi is important in solving problems involving circles.

Mrs. Valencia
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
AgDiscovery 2019: Investing in the Future of American Agriculture (Internship)
ARE YOU... • a middle or high school student looking for a unique summer internship with an opportunity to live and study on a college campus? • a high school student looking to improve your resume for college? • a teacher looking for opportunities to expand your students’ view of agriculture? • a parent looking for learning opportunities for your teen? Look no further…the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) o ers you an opportunity of a lifetime. Over a period of 2 weeks, students will explore careers in plant, animal, and environmental sciences through experiential learning and workshops. AgDiscovery students will also learn how USDA protects America’s food system through direct interaction with scientists at USDA. Students will live on the university’s campus in Baltimore, MD, and interact with faculty and the neighboring community. Coppin State AgDiscovery students will be engaged in a variety of laboratory exercises, activities, and  eld trips to agricultural research centers and laboratories. Contact: Dr. Mintesinot Jiru, (410) 951-4139, mjiru@coppin.edu www.coppin.edu MORE INFO: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/aphis_general/bro-agdiscovery-2019.pdf

Mona Gomaa
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STEAM CLUB
We have been busy creating canopic jars. What's inside: shrunken apple heads.

Janette Morandin
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ATHLETICS / PAC
Please Read
Parent Athletic Committee (PAC) The Parent Athletics Committee is looking to meet you and hear your thoughts and ideas about Sports at CSP! Come to our next meeting or email us at cspathletics@gmail.com. MEETING REMINDER — Join us Tuesday, March 26th from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the CSP Conference Room! Additional upcoming meetings are: · Tuesday, April 23, 2019 · Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Looking for used uniforms! PAC is planning for dates in July and August to host our yearly Used Uniform Sale. High school and middle school uniform donations needed. Drop-off items at the front desk.

PAC
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MEDIA CENTER NEWS
Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Visit the media center to pick up exciting books about amazing women who contributed to our society! **Thank you Ms. Leslie for putting together the display with these great books!

Mona Gomaa
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Overdue Books
Students, you have received a notice if you have any items that are overdue. Please return them as soon as possible. Thanks!

Mona Gomaa
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